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At Thanksgiving, embracing the winds of change and increasing our faith

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D The dynamics of market credit for low-end consumers

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Don't begrudge God for terrorism and mayhem

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Terrorism denial

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A week of government scandals proves the incompetence of liberalism

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At Thanksgiving, embracing the winds of change and increasing our faith

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Fostering Black entrepreneurship

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Speed cameras robbing us of our rights and our humanity

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Intolerance and the left

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Bloomberg and a healthy America

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Sunset in America

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It's Christmas time again

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Fear

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Recall Congress 2012

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Facing the Black community's problems: family, crime, economics

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Why the super committee cannot fail

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Nigeria's film industry reflects the messy process of nation building

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Rising Cain

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The al-Qaeda terrorist next door

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We, the public

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A beloved daughter Essie Mae Washington-Williams

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Fundamental transformation

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American Blacks must cultivate a culture of entrepreneurship

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Soaking the rich

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2012 in review

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Meaningful blessings

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Why losing Congress as president is a blessing in disguise

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A curious principle

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Why the entitlement state?

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In Gaza: Life and death, blessing and curse

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At Thanksgiving, embracing the winds of change and increasing our faith

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Contemplating from across the foreign waters

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A great blue wave

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Who is responsible, Mr. President?

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Foreign territory

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The Dash to judgment

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The great debate

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Rep. Edolphus Towns: It's all about service

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It's astounding how quickly things can change over four years.

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Mixed signals by the U.S. add fuel to the fire in the Middle East

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So we didn't build this, Mr. President of the United States of America?

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A convention recap

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Running scared

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'We Did Build That!' Live at the GOP convention in Tampa, Fla.

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The entrepreneur's ambassador

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Media fog in the recall elections in Wisconsin

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Return to old-fashioned entrepreneurship

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The one and fairness

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Mr. Hope and Change

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God and Mammon

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The economy through the eyes of the opposition

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On promiscuity: When is a man a slut?

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Let your parents delight in you

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The 1 percent

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The new American era of socialism

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The volatile Middle East

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Ron Paul and the Fed

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The slow collapse of America's economic might

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The economy through the eyes of the opposition

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Seniors vs. Gen X

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Can Cain explain and survive?

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Tort reform issues discussed

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When a house is not a home: Falling home values continue to strain American families

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The poorer get poorer and the rich get richer

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Will Congress return and show true leadership and grit?

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Obama Care killing recovery

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Committing genocide on itself

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Gresham's law

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Sudan's Pyrrhic independence

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A Terrible Gamble

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The billion-dollar asset

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Impediments to building wealth

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The meta-virtue that creates wealth

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